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Fancie is a local business based in Sheffield, run by professional pastry chef Amanda Parry, that specialises in cakes and cupcakes. It runs several outlets in Sheffield; at Meadow hall shopping centre, the University and at the Winter Gardens. Their original cafe is based on Sharrow Vale Road about a mile outside the city centre.
The cafe is very cosy and decorated in a retro, old fashioned tea shop style with copious amounts of pink and pastel colours. The main counter is a vintage cabinet displaying the day's freshly baked cupcakes and traybakes.
I was pleasantly greeted as I walked in and the service overall was excellent, very friendly, cheerful and helpful. I ordered an Americano and a Butterscotch cupcake. The coffee was very good and came in a huge mug. The cupcake arrived on a glass cake tray, a very nice touch. The cupcake was brilliantly sweet and tasty (my dentist will not be happy) and the sponge was light and soft, I had intended to try at least two but one was very filling so I took the second home for later.
I recommend hunting down a Fancie cupcake if you are in Sheffield although I hear they are sold at Out of the Woods cafe in Leeds if you cant make it to Sheffield.
388 Sharrow Vale Road,
0114 266 7238